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These are all the posts that have been tagged with america.

Record breaking cocoa shipment

15 February 2011 – Blommer Chocolate, North America’s largest processor of cocoa beans and ingredient chocolate products, has announced the single, largest cocoa bean shipment from West Africa is destined for their facility. The vessel, the Atlantic Tramp, carried 18,400 metric tons of cocoa, most of which is sustainably farmed, Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa and Blommer […]

AAK strengthens group management

18 January 2011 – In order to create better conditions for organic growth as well as acquisitions, to better face future competition, and to strengthen a necessary internationalisation, AAK has expanded group management with four persons. Edmond Borit, currently managing director for AarhusKarlshamn Latin America; Jean-Marc Rotsaert, currently president for AarhusKarlshamn USA; Octavio Díaz de […]

ZDS celebrates successful chocolate symposium

9 December 2010 – The ZDS chocolate symposium, which has just finished this Thursday afternoon in Cologne, Germany, once again attracted record numbers. Expanding from the already successful last event in 2008, this year’s popular conference saw 400 delegates gather to hear the latest in chocolate technology. Andreas Bertram, the managing director at ZDS opened […]

Callebaut profit rises and partnership expansions

 9 November 2010 – Barry Callebaut has reported a gain in full-year profit that beat analysts’ estimates. Net income in the 12 months through August rose 11% to 251.7 million Swiss francs (€188m). The market for chocolate will probably expand 1-2% worldwide this fiscal year, compared with the long- term average of 2-3% growth, the Swiss […]

Ferrero to invest in Canadian plant

27 October 2020 – Fourty new jobs will be created at Ferrero Rocher’s Brantford, Canada production facility on top of the current 780 positions following the announcement of a $9.2 million government loan to the company. Ferrero Rocher, the manufacturer of products including Tic Tacs and Nutella, has announced a total investment of $30.6 million […]

Compostable chocolate box tray

25 October 2010 – UK retail chain Marks & Spencer is to introduce a corn starch-based Plantic tray to hold its Swiss chocolate range with an outer-box is made from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified cardboard. It is home compostable and will take around three weeks to break down. Under water it will dissolve in […]

NGOs criticise Hershey’s cocoa sourcing

16 September 2010 – NGOs and human rights groups have accused Hershey of sourcing cocoa from African farms that use forced and child labour in wide-ranging criticism of the US chocolate giant’s record on corporate and social responsibility. According to a report from Global Exchange, Green America, the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) and Oasis […]

Chevler has first year’s success all wrapped up

14 September 2010 – Chevler, the South Wales-based manufacturer of baking cases and muffin wraps, has secured a number of contracts with distributors and commercial bakeries in continental Europe and North America. The company, which was created following a management buy-out in February 2009, has expanded its Cases product range by investing over £300,000 in […]

Kraft confirms confectionery category appointment

9 September 2010 – Kraft Foods has confirmed Mary Beth West as its new chief category officer. West has been the company’s chief marketing officer for the last three years. The new role will give her the duty to head up the confectionery, gum, chocolate and business global category teams in addition to leading the […]

Franz Haas at IBIE 2010

7 September 2010 – The Austrian Franz Haas Group will be represented at the International Bakery Industry Exposition by its member companies Franz Haas of America (Richmond), Haas-Mondomix from The Netherlands and its youngest member Haas-Meincke from Denmark, which was acquired only earlier this year. The group will display a biscuit depositing/extruding system type V50, […]

US confectioners urge Mexican border dispute resolution

2 September 2010 – A new 20 percent tariff on American chocolate and gum being shipped into Mexico has prompted an outcry from US confectioners, as the Mexican government has introduced a raft of new tariffs on American products. The tariffs, which range from five to 25 percent, have been introduced as a result of […]

Companies launch 150 new products at Sweet Brazil International 2010

27 August 2010 – Brazil’s largest sweets, confectionery and chocolates trade fair attracted huge number of visitors. The trade fair is the main event of the year for Brazil’s retailers, wholesalers and distributors of sweets, where they conclude 20% of their annual sales. Organised by ABICAB and ABAD [the Brazilian Association of Wholesalers and Distributors], […]

Max Brenner opens chocolate bar in Las Vegas

12 August 2010 – The Israeli Strauss Group’s Max Brenner chocolate cafe chain has opened its new Chocolate Bar in Las Vegas, US. It features a two-story restaurant and chocolate shop spanning around 1,000m2 with seating capacity of 280 a chocolate and gift shop, two rooms for private events, a take-out bar set up at the […]

Nestle reports strong growth

12 August 2010 – Nestlé Group has achieved an organic growth of 6.1% and an EBIT margin improvement to 15.1%, according to its latest profit report. The Food and Beverages business achieved 5.7% organic growth, which represents an acceleration over the corresponding period in 2009, particularly in Europe as well as in Asia, Oceania and Africa. […]